Nick Cannon, the host of The Masked Singer, pushed anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on his podcast last year, which he reposted to his page recently and has caused an uproar:
DC EXAMINER – Television personality Nick Cannon promoted conspiracy theories regarding the Jewish people and praised Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on his podcast.
Cannon, 39, interviewed Richard Griffin, also known as Professor Griff from the Public Enemy rap group, on an episode of Cannon’s Class, the host’s YouTube talk show. It appears that the interview took place last year, but it gained attention over the weekend, days after Cannon reposted it to his page.
“The Semitic people are black people…”
Early on in the 90-minute interview, the two agreed that they could not be anti-Semitic because Jewish people are not the real Semites and that black people are the real Semites.
“In order for me to be anti-Semitic, I’d have to be anti-black man, anti-black woman, anti-black people, anti-Africa, anti-all other people,” Griffin said.
“Because the Semitic people are black people,” Cannon added.
The Jooooos control the banks!
The conversation later turned to conspiracy theories about Jewish people controlling money and the banking system globally, a theory which the Anti-Defamation League says “has surfaced across the extremist spectrum.”
Cannon referenced “going as deep as the Rothschilds, centralized banking, the 13 families, the bloodlines that control everything — even outside of America.” He also argued that once people understand who the real Jewish people are, “it’s never hate speech. You can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people. When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright.”
Farrakhan “has been demonized…”
In other videos on his page, Cannon said of Farrakhan, who has repeatedly shared anti-Semitic statements through his own pulpit: “Every time I’ve heard him speak, it’s positive. It’s powerful. It’s uplifting. … For whatever reason, he’s been demonized.”
Cannon previously hosted Nation of Islam representative Minister Tony Muhammad on his podcast.
Anti-Semitism is in the air it appears. Just recently a player for the Philadelphia Eagles was pushing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, and now Nick Cannon is doing the same thing. And it’s absurd garbage, suggesting the real Semitic people were black people. He probably believes Jesus was black too if he even believes in Jesus. It sounds like he may lean more toward Muhammad.
I wonder if the cancel culture will end up getting him too? Cannon did clarify, claiming he’s really not a hater:
“Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hate in my heart nor malice intentions. I do not condone hate speech nor the spread of hateful rhetoric. We are living in a time when it is more important than ever to promote unity and understanding,” Cannon wrote before acknowledging that, “Black and Jewish communities have both faced enormous hatred, oppression persecution and prejudice for thousands of years.”
“I am an advocate for people’s voices to be heard openly, fairly and candidly,” he added. “In today’s conversation about anti-racism and social justice, I think we all — including myself — must continue educating one another and embrace uncomfortable conversations — it’s the only way we ALL get better. I encourage more healthy dialogue and welcome any experts, clergy, or spokespersons to any of my platforms to hold me accountable and correct me in any statement that I’ve made that has been projected as negative.”
I’m not a fan of him spreading these anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, but I don’t think he should be ‘cancelled’ for it. As we always like to say, sunlight is the best disinfectant.
UPDATE: It’s worse than I what was reported…
Nick Cannon says white people are "a little less," "closer to animals," "the true savages," "acting out of a deficiency so the only way they can act is evil." When does he get canceled? pic.twitter.com/vK3TBDW9i8
— Adam Ford (@Adam4d) July 14, 2020